Myofunctional Therapy: Role in Pediatric OSA. Sleep medicine clinics Huang, Y., Hsu, S., Guilleminault, C., Chuang, L. 2019; 14 (1): 135–42


Myofunctional therapy (MFT) has been reported to be an alternative treatment to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but compliance and long-term outcome in the children were considered as an issue. A prospective study was performed on age-matched children submitted to MFT or to a functional oral device used during sleep (passive MFT) and compared with no-treatment control group. Compliance is a major problem of MFT, and MFT will have to take into consideration the absolute need to have continuous parental involvement in the procedure for pediatric OSA.

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